Alumni 2017

Phillip Kennedy Johnson

Washington, D.C.

Phillip Kennedy Johnson is a writer and musician living in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore region. He is the creator of the comics series Warlords of AppalachiaLast Sons of AmericaSmoketown and The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen, and has written for such licensed properties as Kong: Gods of Skull Island, The Power of the Dark Crystal, Adventure Time and AQUAMAN. He has been a devoted reader of DC Comics since age 3.

Outside of writing, Johnson is a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army and has a full-time career as a trumpet player with the U.S. Army Field Band and the Federal Brass of Washington, D.C., for whom he also composes and arranges music.